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Parts 16 and 24 of the European Union’s (EU) EN 54 standard for fire detection and alarm systems have a specific requirement for voice alarms, which output messages in the form of a voice message rather than a traditional siren. Research has demonstrated that voice messages are more effective than traditional alarms in alerting people and directing them out of the building quickly. JBL, Crown and BSS offer a range of EN 54-24-compliant and EN 54-16-compliant components, certified to meet the stringent requirements of a life safety system to serve the needs of hospitality, large venue and other markets.